A quick report

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Teddybear, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

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    Took the XDs to the range yesterday. It was a clear day, 32*, 10mph south wind, making the wind chill 21*, so I didnt stay long.

    Here is the first string of fire with Winchester SXT's. The 4 shots in the 6 and 7 ring are the first four shots. The other 7 rounds seemed to shoot a little low, but not as low as the first four. All were shot rapid fire.

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    Here is the last 10 shot string using my reloads. It seemed to like them real well, and are not as high a velocity as the factory rounds. These were also fired rapid fire.

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    In all I fired 50 rounds, all at 7 yards, and all rapid fire.

    In all, the little pistol is a keeper. Its functioned without issue. Recoil is manageable. With the factory rounds and cold, arthitic hands, it did sting a little. Fit and function and finnish is excellent. I really liked the short reset on the trigger with its nice crisp, no creep release, but I do need to work on my trigger pull. I did not change the back straps to try them, only used the large one that was on the gun when I got it. I like the three dot sight, and had no problem picking up the red front sight. I see no need at this time to change to the green one, I might change mind once I get to shoot it in low light conditions. The mag springs were a little on the stiff side, but after all they're new. I'm going to load them up and leave them loaded for a while, and that should loosein them up some. I may add pinky extensions to the mags at a later date, but I didnt really have that much of a problem without them. One think I didnt like was the way it slings the brass. As a combat weapon you want the brass slung as far away as it can, but as a reloader who picks up his brass, you really have to hunt for it.

    Well I hope I havent bored ya'll too much. I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can take the pistol for a really good walk. If Illinois gets concealed carry passed, I'm 99.9% sure this will be my concealed carry pistol.
     
  2. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Pretty nice groups, next time move out to 15 yds and try it.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Good report...the groups will be better once you stop shivering... !! :D
     
  4. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

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    I plan on it, I just froze out. The older I get the more of a woose I about cold weather. :D
     
  5. rsfrid

    rsfrid New Member

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    Glad you like yours. I haven't had much problem at 10 yards with mine (shot it some at 15 and it does well there) and I added the pinky extensions on the short mags. Got a couple longer mags as well but think I like the shorter ones better.
     
  6. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

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    I found a solution to the stiff springs in the mags making it a little hard to load. UpLula mag loader. Made loading the mags a breeze. Best $30 I've spent on a shooting accessory in a long time. If you have arthritic hands, I would recommend one.